About Georgie Moon…..

Georgie

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I’m sprightly 60 years old (I agree, I don’t look it…) and married to Tim, for most of the year we live on our yacht in Greece. Yes, it’s tough, but someone’s got to do it Believe me, it IS tough sometimes – who likes carrying pots of water in 30degC heat to fill up the tanks, or walk a mile to find a crazy Greek minimarket for a pint of milk, or wash their clothes in a bucket?

In the winter we come back to the UK so I can see my precious grandchildren, undergo some retail therapy and eat lots of good old British roast dinners.

I enjoy photography, and writing the occasional article for magazines.

 

About our yacht…..

imageOur yacht is a 40ft ketch (two masts) called Fandancer.  We have owned her for 5 years, she was built in 1973 in Canada, by renowned designers Sparkman & Stevens, so she has a good pedigree.  When we bought her, she was a wreck.  My husband has renovated her single-handedly, renewing everything – including engine, water tanks and piping, electrical system, new windlass, anchor and chain. He has built a new swim platform, renewed showers and toilets, installed new LED lighting.

When she was seaworthy, we left the UK and sailed Fandancer to Greece!

 

 

71 thoughts on “About Georgie Moon…..

  1. Hello, thanks for your interest in Wandering Wives and Fix Up 48. We were wondering if you would like to write a guest post for Wandering Wives? We are in the process of collaborating with Emily’s aunty who went trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas for charity, in her 60s. We thought it would be interesting for our readers to see more stories of how travel is possible at any age. Let us know if you are interested.
    Emily and Sian

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    • Ooh, I’m so thrilled to be asked! I’ve just been looking at your blog again. I love you two, I love your blog. I love the way you write. Wish my blog looked like this! Would be very happy to write something. There is a post on my blog called ‘in the beginning was a wreck’ which you might like, or I could write a new blog for you about living on a boat in Greece when I should be retired and sitting in a little cottage by the fire with my feet up and a cat on my lap and grandchildren playing around me. Instead I have to wash my knickers in a bucket, cook on a two ring stove and negotiate the hazards of a Greek mini market ……..

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  2. Thanks for visiting and following Flying Goannas. Your life sounds really tough so I’ve followed your blog to show my support. My life is tough too. I have to work at a job I (mostly) like to pay for my holidays and visits to our grandson.

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  3. I’m really impressed by your blog, as well as your adventurous spirit! Your writing is fantastic and I look forward to your future posts. Years ago we owned a sailboat, and planned to do some traveling – but life made some turns and now I’m at home taking care of my mom… I’ll travel vicariously with you!

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  4. Thank you so much for reading my blog and for your kind comments. I hope that someday you get to use your boat again. Good luck with your blog!

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  5. I’m loving reading your posts–and am jealous of the beautiful surroundings in which you find yourself. I feel guilty writing this given your “anti-bucket list post,” but Greece would be high on my bucket list. I’m following so I can see more of your adventures!

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  6. Thanks for thinking of me! I would very much like to read this link but unfortunately I cannot open it. Is the link correct? And I didn’t know the rule of not linking to ones own blog? Anyway I don’t stick to rules! How amazing to be able to converse in Polish and English!

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  7. Thanks Jess. When we get back to the boat my blog will be more sailing adventure related, but at the moment we are ashore in the UK so I’m just writing about random things…… I’m not sure if this is a good idea when writing a blog or not!

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  9. Hi,
    Thank you for following my photography blog: http://throughharoldslens.com. I hope you enjoy your journey.
    To launch your travels, find a Country or find a Genre, “click” and jump aboard. Or, here’s a few “Quick Links” to some of my favorites, from over 400 photographic posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:
    “Shaken! Not Stirred”(Sweden)
    http://throughharoldslens.com/2013/09/13/shaken-not-stirred-european-tour/
    “Maiden Mild” (Poland)
 http://throughharoldslens.com/2013/06/12/maiden-mild-european-tour/
    “Where Spirits Soar” (Chile)
    http://throughharoldslens.com/2014/01/25/where-spirits-flow-musicians-of-our-world/
    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekicks, Mr. Mirrorless Sony, Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you fun and safe travels.

    Best,
    Harold
    https://www.facebook.com/haroldmetcalfgreensr

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  11. Hi Camilla, just read about your hair session on your home page but can’t find any way to post comments there?
    Are you still living on your yacht or are you land based once more? … it sounds like a fascinating life and I am impressed that you’re published, well done!

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    • Thank you so much for letting me know. I have just checked this and I can’t find a comments button either. I changed my theme the other day, I wonder if this has something to do with it? I will ask for advice…..

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    • Hi again. I’ve had a look at how to comment – if you look at the title of the blog, there seems to be a little grey box to the right with s number in it. If you click on this it opens the comments and you can add something. Tell me if it works?

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  12. Where about did your mother live in oz?
    Have you ever travelled overseas by yourself?
    What is the hardest ‘test’ you’ve had in life?
    You haven’t answered my question about where you are living now?
    thanks for participating!

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  13. Hi!
    My mother lived in Brisbane, Alexander Hills. She died in 2000 and I took my young son over there for a holiday and to meet the people who looked after her. I absolutely loved Oz. We flew to Sydney then drove up the coast to Brisbane, then flew to Port Douglas too.
    I have travelled extensively by myself, to the States, many Greek islands, the Bahamas, Abu Dhabi. I have also lived in many places abroad when I was young due to my father being in the RAF. I’ve lived in 44 houses and been to 16 schools.
    At the moment we are living ashore in the UK but returning to our boat in Greece in May.
    The hardest ‘test’ I’ve had in life? Let me think about that and get back to you……

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    • I’ve lived in Brisbane also but don’t know that area .. posted my answers here as I’m not sure you saw them on my blog?
      RAF kids do have a very different view of life, all those moves and the military upbringing. My Dad was damaged in WWII.
      Don’t worry about that last answer …

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  14. A question or two Georgie but you are asking a lot of personal details …
    Sunshine coast in Queensland … not prepared to give you my address.
    No I’ve lived in London, Bavaria, NZ and India – the latter two for more than 4 years.
    I come from a very big family and most of us have travelled – my brother lives in the Phillipines, cousins daughter in London.
    Visited UK many times and lived and worked in London for about a year so I can skip that sentence … looking forward to your answers.

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  15. Sorry, I wasn’t prying, of course I don’t want your address, just interested which area of Oz you lived, as I have been there. What work did you do in England? I am currently studying in Hampshire for a short while, on the south coast. Opposite the Isle of Wight.

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    • We’re talking about decades ago – I did the hippy trail Kathmandu to London. Took a nanny job in Bavaria but got hospitalised so hitched back to London broke and worked in a St John’s Wood hair salon – completely untrained but desperate. Then for an international shipping company near Fleet St. Lived in Maida Vale then Brent’s Cross. Have English cousins still near Wolverhampton, grandmother was english.

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  16. My goodness! I’m captivated by your adventures. How thrilling it must be to travel at will where ever the wind takes you, or where you make the wind take you 😄. This will be exciting to follow you.

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  17. Thanks for looking at my posts and for your kind comments. That has spurred me on to write more. Until we go back to the boat, my posts are rather rambling and random….

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  18. Ah, you have lovely waters to sail.
    Once we got past the catamaran racing (Hobie cats were so rare that people often asked if it was a folded up airplane on the trailer) we had a Morgan 38 and sailed the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely boat which we had to let go, but it went to ones who did sail it far and wide. Boats should be in the hands of those who will take time to care for them and let them feel the winds.
    Enjoyed touring your posts

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    • Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. I’m always interested in people who sail in different locations. When we get back to the boat next month my blog will be more about the boat and places we visit, but at the moment it’s a mish mash of random ramblings, recipes, moans, cat stories, observations etc.

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  19. Thank you! I think all the Mummy blogs are hilarious and I love reading them, it takes me back to when my three were small, nothing has changed much in the world of toddlers ….. I’m sure my now grown-up children think I’m barking mad to live on a boat – I’m surprised they aren’t writing a blog about embarrassing parents!

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  21. Must be a hard life! Interestingly we own a ketch rig too. Built from scratch in our back yard. It’s a Harley design, 52 foot ferrocement. Sadly I get severely seasick so don’t sail 😦 – yes, I have tried al the usual and not so usual remedies with no luck. We called her Finnally – because it took over 20 years to build, and because we’re Finns 🙂

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    • Hi Candace! I’m pleased you are going to visit Greece! The weather can vary, depending where you go. For example in the Ionian they have a lot of rain over the winter, but in the Cyclades it is much drier. However, it should be getting much warmer everywhere by April, and summer begins in May! It is much more changeable in April, but by May it should have settled into more sunshine. Let me know where you are flying to, and I’ll try to be more specific!

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  22. Hi Georgie thank you for stopping by my Blog and for your like happy that you found my post #gettoknowme interesting! 🙂 nice to connect with you! Nice blog and interesting life I love ocean, seas and boats als I have been visiting Greece several times I know what you are talking about! 😉 Cheers! Sta conected! Carolina

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